Baahubali smashes all box office records, collects more than Rs 100 crore on release day

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Baahubali has reportedly smashed all Box Office records by collecting Rs 100 crore on the day of its release, reports Box Office India.

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Box Office India report said, “These are likely to go up further tomorrow morning. The Hindi version is on course to set records in every Hindi belt circuit. The first day looks to be closing in the 35-40 crore nett range for the Hindi version. It is a non holiday record and in the morning it could end up being an all time record despite not releasing in 12-15% of the market.”

Karan Johar, who’s the presenter of Hindi version of the film, said that the film had collected Rs 121 crore.

His tweet read, “GRAND INDIA TOTAL OF 121 crores NET!!!!! HINDI IS 41 crores!!! TAMIL + TELUGU + MALAYALAM = 80 crores!!!! HISTORY HAS BEEN CREATED!!!!!! (sic)”

Meanwhile trade analyst, Taran Adarsh tweeted, “”Unbelievable… Unthinkable… Unimaginable… #Baahubali2 starts with a deafening roar… Shatters all records… Creates history… (sic).”

His next tweet said, “Truly SENSATIONAL! As per *early tracking and estimates* #Baahubali2 opens BIGGER than #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr] and #Dangal [₹ 29.78 cr]. HINDI. (sic)”

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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” was released amid much fanfare on Friday with trade analysts predicting the magnum opus to clock historic figures at the box office.

The second part of the epic drama has been directed by SS Rajamouli.

Experts had expected the film to mint nearly Rs 70 crore on Friday nationwide.

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“The advance booking is crazy. There is a repeat value also for the film. The opening day figures should be Rs 70 crore in all languages. Its all set to create history with the film earning Rs 230-240 crore over the weekend,” exhibitor Akshay Rathi had told PTI.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta had said that the Hindi dubbed version itself is all set to create new benchmarks.

“The opening day looks like Rs 40 crore plus for Hindi version and the weekend will be more than Rs 100 crore. The film is destined to make history and it is going to break every single record-opening day, weekend, first week and so on,” he said.

The film is doing exceptionally well even in the single screen theatres.

“The second part has met the massive fan expectations that was built around it. Audience is enjoying and loving the film. It is going housefull and we have advance booking till Tuesday,” Manoj Desai, Executive Director of Gaiety, Galaxy and Maratha Mandir cinema said.

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Desai said they haven’t increased the ticket rates and expect the film to keep the momentum going even during weekdays.

The first part which ended on a cliffhanger, with people eager to know Why did Kattappa killed Baahubali? had collected Rs 650 crore (gross) at the worldwide box-office.

Nahta said going by the positive word of mouth across the board, the film will challenge existing record holders like “Sultan”, “PK” and “Dangal”.

“The audience reaction is phenomenal. The film is a winner and it is going to be one of the biggest hits of Indian cinema. I wont be surprised if it crosses the collection of PK Sultan and even Dangal. This film is huge and definitely has the potential to do so,” he said.

Starring Prabhas, Rana Dagubatti, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty, the film has released in 8,500 screens worldwide. The film is releasing in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada.

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